The University of Houston is a Tier One research institution. In January 2011, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced that UH had been categorized as a research university with “very high research activity,” the highest classification given to research universities.
Of the 4,000-plus colleges and universities in the country, fewer than 300 are classified as research universities. Of these, only 108 of these are listed in the Top Tier designation of “very high research activity“. UH is one of three public university in Texas to have the Carnegie designation.
The University of Houston is continuing to pursue an aggressive agenda to become a premiere research university. In FY2013, UH faculty received over $100 million in research grants. UH’s goal is $200 million by 2020.
The Division of Research assists faculty in protecting intellectual property arising from discoveries made by our faculty and student researchers. Royalty revenue from patented technologies generated $16.6 million in FY2013, a number that puts UH first in the nation for return on investment among public universities without a medical school.
Distinguished faculty at UH include 12 members of the National Academy of Sciences or National Academy of Engineering. In rankings of the Top American Research Universities, the top 50 have at least five members. In addition, three faculty are charter fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.
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